Enso Tattoo- Enso Zen symbol of Absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and the void; additionally it also represents the Japanese aesthetic itself. As an "expression of the moment" it is often considered a form of minimalist expressionist art... possibly one of my next tattoos i love the meaning and its simplicity
The elephant is a symbol of the strength of the mind in Buddhism. Exhibiting noble gentleness, the precious elephant serves as a symbol of the calm majesty possessed by one who is on the path. Specifically, it embodies the boundless powers of the Buddha which are miraculous aspiration, effort, intention, and analysis.
A lotus to represent a new beginning, or going through a struggle and emerging from that struggle and becoming a symbol of strength. The symbol "Om" from the Buddhist mantra to stand for love, kindness and protection...this symbolism is also said to purify hatred and anger.
Enso, a Japanese word meaning circle. When drawn with an opening, it can suggest that imperfection is an inherent part of existence. The enso is also strongly associated with zen, symbolizing absolute enlightenment, strength, elegance, the universe, and the void. An "expression of the moment"... My first tattoo??
@Jessica Walker - I like this one too... Another significant meaning of the lotus flower is that it that since it grows in mud it represents the rise from hardships and struggles. It also represents the transformation to beauty. The lotus flowers are the most powerful symbol of rebirth in both the East and West. It stands for beauty and strength.
Love how simple and small this one is. Anchor tattoos.. Symbolism could be defined as, Hope, Safety, Fidelity, Stability, Security, Salvation. Can be seen symbolically as something that holds you in place and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things are.